this morning, ollie crawled & played around me while i lay on the living room floor, trying to wake myself up after a night of sleeping not sleeping. (we had a "party" from 1:00-3:30. you should've been there. it was wild.) i'm pretty sure i drifted in & out of sleep while ollie happily investigated his toys and books. then he started crawling over to me, giving me a big, sloppy kiss on the mouth and crawling back over to his toys. he did this over & over, proving that he was happier to see me so early in the morning than i was to see him. a light turned on in my head and i knew this day would be what i made it. so i laughed, hugged him & kissed him back. i got up, got dressed and laced up my shoes (literally & figuratively) and we went on a walk. a long, brisk morning walk, full of twists & turns, construction vehicles and some hills that almost killed me. ollie took his socks off three times and spotted at least seven birds and one BIG dog. the fresh air was exactly what i needed to start today off on the right foot. (and those slobbery baby kisses helped, too.)
my day is always better when i choose to be happy.